Republican lawmakers in Maryland are up in arms over a history lesson at a public high school in a Baltimore suburb which compared President Trump with Nazis and communists, according to the Washington Times.
A slide used in an Advanced Placement history class at Loch Raven High School in Towson shows a picture of Trump above pictures of a Nazi swastika and a flag of the Soviet Union. Two captions read “wants to round up a group of people and build a giant wall” and “oh, THAT is why it sounds so familiar!”
The Baltimore Sun reports that state Del. Kathy Szeliga arranged for copies of the slide and the school system’s response to be sent to her fellow Baltimore County lawmaker. She also posted the image on Facebook. -Washington Times
"It is horrific. It is educational malfeasance," said Rep. Szeliga during a Friday meeting of the county's delegation.
Baltimore County Councilman Wade Kach called it a "piece of proaganda," according to the report, which notes that the school system said the slide was not part of its approved resources provided to AP history teachers.
Baltimore County school spokesman Charles Herndon said that students in advanced high school classes are "discerning, intelligent students who are going to be able to draw their own inferences and draw their own conclusions."
"The topics being discussed in the class included World Wars and the attempts by some leaders throughout history to limit or prevent migration into certain countries. In isolation and out of context with the lesson, the image could be misunderstood," said the school district in a statement.
According to the school, the matter is will be "appropriately addressed by the school administration and is not subject to further clarification."
In other words, they don't care that their AP history teachers are comparing US border security to socialism and Nazism.